Pack Creek / Admiralty Island Bear Viewing Tour

From Juneau, fly to a place where there are more brown bears than people.

  • Starting at: $817 / per person
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Departure Time: Depending on tides, mostly around noon/12:00, however could also depart in the morning.
  • Dates: May 9 - September 10, 2022, depending on permits. Please note NO tours June 11 through 27, and on July 4.
  • Physical Activity: Due to safety concerns, participants must be able to get in and out of the floatplane and walk to the end of a narrow float, stepping down into knee high water and wading to shore without any kind of railing or support for assistance (short distance). Once on shore participants may be on their feet for as much as 2 hours at a time, and must be capable of walking in high grass, uneven, muddy and watery ground in knee high rubber boots or good waterproof hiking boots. Participants will be outside exposed to the weather for the duration of the ground portion of the tour in areas without shelter including days that may be cool, wet and windy. No restroom facilities available.
  • Child Age: 9 years old minimum

Tour Overview

Bear viewing on Admiralty Island, part of Admiralty Island National Monument, a federally protected wilderness area administered by the Tongass National Forest, allows visitors to experience bears at home in the forests of the Kootznoowoo Wilderness. This wilderness encompasses vast stands of old growth temperate rainforest and is prime habitat for brown bears, bald eagles, and Sitka black-tailed deer.

This full-day bear viewing tour begins from the Juneau International Airport. Here you will receive an orientation and then board a classic Alaska floatplane for an approximately 25 minute flight to Admiralty Island. Along the way, your guide will point out the topography and natural features of Admiralty Island seen out the window. You may be lucky and see whales or bears on the beach as you approach the island! Your aircraft will land on the water and taxi to the beach where you will offload. Once on the beach, you will spend the next approximately 5 hours in Alaska bear country, walking about a mile within the viewing estuary where bears are likely to be seen foraging or fishing for salmon. Afterwards flight back to Juneau.

What's Included

  • Roundtrip scenic flight to Admiralty Island
  • Guided bear viewing
  • Box lunch and snack
  • All taxes and fees

What's Not Included

Transfers to and from airport.

Required at Booking

Full name including middle name(s) as per ID/passport, date of birth, and body weight. Children have to be at least 9 years old to participate in this tour.

Special Terms

Higher price applies during high bear viewing season at Pack Creek, please see detailed price table below.

Cancellation Policy:
Up to 31 days prior: $150 per person cancellation fee
30 to 0 days prior: 100% cancellation fee/ non-refundable

If the tour is cancelled the day of tour due to weather the National Forest Service Fee of $75 per person will be charged, the rest is refundable.


Excluded from any flexible terms or special offers.


Browse Dates & Rates

Our Standard Program Includes:

2 and 3 star hotel accommodations.

The program will include a combination of hotels or motels that are considered moderate to standard tourist class. Please be aware not all hotels have shuttle services.

Standard train car seating on all rail services (reserved seats).

If you would like to book the standard program but with upgraded rail seating, the option and surcharge will be listed when you save to your cart.

Our Upgraded Program Includes:

* 3 and 4 star hotels (best available) wherever possible.

The program will include standard rooms at this category of hotel where possible. Alaska has very limited hotel choices in remote areas and small towns. The properties will typically offer a wider range of services such as a full-service restaurant, room service and perhaps a pool or spa facilities. Please be aware the upgraded accommodations in downtown Anchorage do not have hotel shuttle services. Many of the upgraded hotels also offer guaranteed view rooms for additional cost. If you would like a specific room type, in addition to the upgraded program, please ask us about availability and cost difference.

Deluxe dome train car seating between Anchorage, Denali and Fairbanks, or Anchorage and Seward.

All journeys between Anchorage and Whittier are in standard seating as deluxe dome cars are not available on that route.

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